Mission: let's do it ourselves
Music. Art. Giving. Stoke
Do-It-Ourselves Presents is a mission-driven music festival and event production company, bringing unique experiences with music, art, and community to the central coast of California since 2013. We design each event as an experience that elevates expression, celebrates the power of collaboration and community, and brings people together with a good cause in mind.
DIO supports local artists and musicians by creating intimate showcases for the expression of originality and soul. Drawing from our homegrown network of talent and beyond, we curate a cast of artists, musicians, and do-ers that inspire our audience and support the Do-It-Ourselves credo.
A core part of the Do-It-Ourselves mission is to benefit worthy causes and organizations. With a large portion of our proceeds from the festival each year, we've helped to create a music enrichment program at Camp Krem (the special needs summer camp where we hold DIO Fest each year). As we continue to grow and develop the Do-It-Ourselves community, we look forward to continuing our support of those in need.
Learn more about Camp Krem and the work we've done with them here.
Do-It-Ourselves Presents started as an annual, 3-day grassroots art and music festival (DIO Fest) in the Santa Cruz Mountains. Now in it’s 6th year, Do-It-Ourselves Presents is filling a year round event calendar, releasing collaborative art/media projects, and booking premier regional and national acts to perform at our showcases along the central coast of California.
A group of like-minded artists, do'ers and givers founded Do-It-Ourselves in 2013, alongside an amazing community of folks who continue to create and build upon the do-it-ourselves mission each and every day. We're always looking for new friends, so come kick it with us sometime!
venues and artists
We are extremely grateful to have our efforts focused at the beautiful Camp Krem in the Santa Cruz Mountains, The Henry Miller Memorial Library in Big Sur, and The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz. With each Do-It-Ourselves Presents event, you can trust the lineup of artists, musicians, as well as the attendees, will be a community of earnest and original souls.
We are so grateful for our many supporters and partners. As we move into 2018 we will be publishing our updated list of supporters and sponsors for the event season. Please contact us if you are interested in getting involved as a supporter! We are beyond grateful for the amount of sponsorship and assistance we've received. See below for our partners and supporters from past years until now:
- Camping Unlimited - Camp Krem
- Lagunitas Brewing Co.
- Caliva California
- Mountain Feed & Farm Supply
- Boulder Creek Business Association
- Mountain Mechanic
- and many more community partners... contact us to get involved!